Fire Pakkun Zō

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Fire Pakkun Zō
Artwork of the Fireballs spat out by Fire Pakkun Zō, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
Artwork of the fireballs spat out by Fire Pakkun Zō.
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Variant of Fire Piranha Plant
Big Fire Piranha
Bowser Statue
Fire Pakkun Zō in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

Fire Pakkun Zō (referred to by Nintendo Power as Piranha Plants[1]) are statues of Venus Fire Traps that only appear inside Mario's castle in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. They routinely charge up horizontal fireball projectiles when approached by Mario, which only hurt once leaving the statue's mouth. There are big and small-sized statues, which respectively shoot out big and small fireballs. Both statues can be used as platforms, despite the decorative spikes on the bigger version.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファイアパックン像[2]
Faia Pakkun Zō
Fire Piranha Statue
French Statue Pyro Piranha Fire Piranha Plant Statue
German Feuer-Piranha-Pflanze-Statue Fire Piranha Plant Statue
Italian Statua di Pianta Piranha falò[3] Fire Piranha Plant Statue


  1. ^ "Fire-spitting Piranha Plants greet you near the Castle entrance." - Nintendo Power Volume 43, page 51.
  2. ^ Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten. Page 176.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 78